Centennial, Colo. (June 25, 2012)... Along with the 1.8 million college students graduating this year, add another 75 who just earned their diplomas-the Class of '12 from GolfTEC
GolfTEC University, the world's leading school for golf instruction.
GolfTEC University (GTU) is the 10-day program required for every coach who is going to teach at a GolfTEC Improvement Center around the world. Established in 1997 at GolfTEC headquarters in Denver, GTU has graduated 1,030 Certified Personal Coaches and will certify another 200 coaches this year.
"Every coach who works at GolfTEC is required to go through GTU," explains Andy Hilts, GolfTEC's Vice President of Instruction and Education. "It doesn't matter if we hired Butch Harmon or Jim McLean, they'd have to go through GTU if they are going to teach for us."
The basis of the GTU curriculum is mastery of GolfTEC's proprietary g-SWING software, which provides a fact-based diagnosis of the golf swing by combining motion analysis and video feedback. . The motion-analysis system has recently been updated with a new version of g-SWING, presently being rolled out to GolfTEC centers around the world.
Among the other highlights of GTU training are:
--Understanding and using drills and training aids to accelerate the learning process
--Using biofeedback tones to change the swing
--Club fitting with GolfTEC's unbiased software that compares the golfer's swing data to a database of more than 1,000 clubs for the most precise match
--Creating a sequential lesson plan
--Communicating the importance of a committed approach to golf improvement
--Actual live lessons and practical, hands-on exams.
GTU isn't only for U.S.-based centers. Coaches from Canada and Mexico have been coming to Denver for years to learn the company's teaching methods, software, and management systems. And with a major expansion program promising dozens of new GolfTEC improvement centers in Japan, Korea, and elsewhere, GTU is sure to be a bustling campus for years to come.
And unlike the graduates of other universities, these students have jobs waiting for them-teaching the most comprehensive and successful golf-instruction system in the world.
The undisputed leader in high-tech golf improvement, GolfTEC gives more than 25% of all private golf lessons in the U.S. annually and has a 95% success rate among its students. The 500 GolfTEC Personal Certified Coaches at nearly 160 Improvement Centers in the U.S. and Canada have given more than 3.6 million lessons since 1995. All lessons are based on the company's "Five Factors:" Fact-Based Diagnosis, Sequential Lessons, Video-Based Practice, Advanced Retention Tools, and Precision-Matched Clubs. GolfTEC Improvement Centers can be found in almost all major U.S. cities, Mexico, and Canada, with new centers opening this year in Japan and Korea.